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Mom's Dynamite Sandwiches Recipe

Whenever we had a family get-together and my mom had a lot of people to feed, she'd make her delicious dynamite sandwiches. I am from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and this is a staple in this area. Dynamites are to Woonsocket what cheesesteaks are to Philadelphia. —Kathy Hewitt, Cranston, Rhode Island
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 5 medium green peppers, finely chopped
  • 4 large onions, chopped (6 cups)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in puree
  • 1 can (16 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 12 hoagie buns or other sandwich rolls, split

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain.
  • 2. Stir in all remaining ingredients except buns. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 1 hour or until desired consistency and flavors are blended, stirring occasionally. Serve on buns. Yield: 16 servings.